Thursday, July 22, 2021

#TeachersWrite Weekly Check-In #4 2021!

Welcome to our fourth and last Weekly Check-In! It's the end already!

I've been in PD this week and didn't spend time with my novel this week. BUT I have been thinking a lot about identity and what it means to live with integrity as part of a community/communities. We're starting the year launching reader's and writer's workshop and writing poetry related to who we are and how we show up in our classroom community and other communities.

Here's my thinking:
And here I was exploring essential questions:
Kate asked us to capture one small moment and I've been collecting resources for students to think about how to capture a small moment as we co-create our workshop space together this year. 

Yesterday I went home and crawled into bed (yes at 4:00 in the afternoon after two full days of curriculum writing...) and I grabbed Counting Descent by Clint Smith and started reading. It's exactly what I needed and exactly the mentor text to help me as I reflect back and think forward. 

I'm so glad you joined us this summer and I'd love to hear what your next steps are now that our official summer of Teachers Write is over.

Teachers Write Weekly Check-In Agreements:
1. We respect each other and the type of writing we each do do.
2. We are positive and encourage each other.
3. We recognize and maintain this as a safe, inclusive environment for all.
4. We have fun!

Ideas for today in the comments section:
What was the pit of your week? (The hardest part, the non-fun part?)
What was the peak of your week? (The best part, the most-fun part?)
What are you hoping your writing life will look like beyond summer?

I can't wait to hear how this summer's Teachers Write experience was for you! Thanks for writing with us!

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